Crime and Public Safety Ranks #7 Among Alabama Voter Priorities

In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about the Read the full release.  


Job Training and Workforce Development Ranks #8 Among Alabama Voter Priorities

In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about the Read the full release.  


Population Change in Alabama Counties and Metro Areas

By on April 24th, 2018 in , : in Quality of Life

As a follow-up to PARCA’s previous post on estimated changes to Alabama’s population in comparison to other states, we now Read the full release.  


Alabama Grows, but Slowly, Weighed Down by High Death Rate and Low Rate of International Migration

By on March 15th, 2018 in , : in Quality of Life

Alabama’s pace of population growth increased in 2017, but the state remains slow-growing compared to most of its Southeastern neighbors, Read the full release.  


College-Going Rates for Alabama High Schools

With population growth and a rising high school graduation rate, Alabama’s high schools are producing more graduates and they are Read the full release.  


How Alabama Taxes Compare

By on December 19th, 2017 in , : in State & Local Government

Since late 1988, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama has produced an analysis of Alabama’s tax revenues. Relying on Read the full release.  


PARCA In The News

By on February 1st, 2017 in : in

PARCA’s work is a critical part of the public conversation, frequently used on both sides of an argument, enriching those Read the full release.  


Lowest Per Capita Tax Collections in the Nation

By on December 4th, 2015 in , : in State & Local Government

Alabama once again ranks last in per capita state and local tax collections, according to new data released by the Read the full release.  


Alabama’s Corrections Conundrum

The Alabama Department of Corrections has jurisdiction over more than 32,000 individuals who’ve been convicted of a crime and are Read the full release.  


While Alabama incomes lag behind other states, so do the prices we pay

Earlier this year, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released a new way of looking at income and prices across Read the full release.